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Pulse (UK) Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
1987
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable

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  • A big well done and thanks to this lovely lot from the AHP team today. They spent the day digging, pruning, chopping, sawing, and generally grafting to create a wonderful area for the children to play in at a local primary school. The head teacher was so appreciative, they have welcomed us back to attend a “thank you” assembly. Well done to all involved!

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Pulse (UK) – Why Work For Us?


Pulse is one of the fastest growing staffing agencies in the healthcare sector. We support NHS trusts and private sector organisations by placing nurses, midwives, doctors, allied health professionals, health scientists and social workers into temporary, permanent and contract roles.

We care passionately about our staff and recognise that only by attracting and nurturing the best people can we help clients deliver the best compassionate care.

Since 1987, we’ve grown our business to operate from 10 branches across the UK and Australia, with over 5,000 people working for us every day. Our mission is to support health and social care organisations in providing compliant, expert and compassionate care.

All Pulse employees follow a set of shared values that influence the way we work, guide our actions and represent who and what we stand for.

The ideal Pulse employee, by believing in and demonstrating these values, will contribute towards the positive working environment that is so evident across the company.

Experience

We are guided by our experience and knowledge to provide the best possible service and support to our colleagues, candidates and clients.

Honesty

We are always clear and straightforward in the advice we give to candidates, the information we give to clients and the knowledge we share with colleagues.

Caring

We care about people, the candidates we place, the clients we service and the futures of colleagues we work with.

Pride

We are proud of our people, their passion, expertise and commitment to the quality of service they provide.

Accountability

We only place people we would trust with the care of our own loved ones.

We’re always on the lookout for exceptional people and can guarantee a lively place to work with a wide range of excellent benefits, rewards and opportunities.

A huge amount of energy goes in to creating a happy, productive working environment and, in recognition of this, we’ve been ranked in the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ several years running.

We always give rewards and recognition for a job well done; over 15% of Pulse employees have been promoted over the past 12 months, which illustrates our commitment to employee development.

We work together, as a team, to meet realistic goals and expectation. Using a collaborative approach, information and knowledge is shared and feedback is actioned.

Above all, we’re committed to compassionate care and services and the highest standards of quality in everything we do.

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Our people are our biggest asset, and we want to look after them. As you’d expect from an award-winning employee, there’s plenty to look forward to.

All employees receive

Competitive salary and performance related bonus
25 days annual leave
Life assurance
Employee assistance programmes
Pension scheme; opt in to from day one
We also offer a range of additional flexible benefits including:

The option to buy/sell annual leave
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Enhanced life assurance
Increased pension contributions
Interest-free season ticket loans
Annual health screening
Annual travel insurance
Dental cash plans
Critical illness cover
Carbon offsetting
Charitable donations
Discounted gym membership
Wine club and Tastecard membership
Long-standing members of Pulse are rewarded in the annual ‘Long Service Awards’, which were held at The Shard in London in 2015.

As one of the fastest growing staffing agencies in the UK it goes without saying that we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our ever-growing team.

If you want to work in an inspiring environment, which offers you the chance to grow as an individual and progress in your career, Pulse is the place to be. We support a culture of ‘promoting from within’ and, as testament to this, a number of the senior management team began their career at Pulse. For us, transparency is essential and we set visible targets per person, per team, per month.

All employees receive an annual appraisal during which their progress is reviewed and 360-degree feedback received. There are loads of training opportunities including a ‘Management Pathway’ programme and a ‘Key Roles and People’ programme, which is championed by the CEO. In fact, last year over 300 employees attended training courses, either provided by or supported by us. This equates to 31% of all employees and we’re always looking to increase this figure. We’ve supported 120 current employees in achieving their Certificate of Recruitment Practice over the last 12 months.

Pulse (UK) Reviews

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    I have been working at Pulse (UK) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent career progression, great benefits, real family feel, open and honest management, first class training, allows autonomy in role, forward thinking and encourages innovation.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to measure performance if profits aren’t moving forward - this is generally the nature of recruitment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to staff and moving forward with new ideas.

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Pulse (UK) Photos

Pulse (UK) photo of: A big well done and thanks to this lovely lot from the AHP team today. They spent the day creating a wonderful area for the children to play in at a local primary school
Pulse (UK) photo of: #Halloween
Pulse (UK) photo of: The Pulse team from Liverpool, fundraising for The Clatterbridge Centre of Oncology.
Pulse (UK) photo of: Medieval themed conference
Pulse (UK) photo of: Brand ambassador meeting
Pulse (UK) photo of: Great North Run - May 2015
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Pulse (UK) Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pulse (UK).

    Interview

    Recruiter called myself, found my CV online the usual, and then they made a date for a telephone interview, on the telephone interview they asked the basic questions and then told me to send references over to them. a few days later they confirmed my start date, salary and who to meet on the day and also requested a different referee preferably someone who i recently worked with

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Pulse (UK) Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sunday Times, 2014
  • ISO 27001 Certified, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 2015

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